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NMC issues Facebook and Twitter warning

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I agree that care must be taken when using social media, but not just for the obvious breaches of patient dignity and confidentiality (which have been perpetrated by a very small minority of twits). Much more worrying, and I agree with Mike on this, is the NMC's interpretation of what merits innappropriate usage. Big Brother is watching you. This organisation is rotten to the core, unfit for purpose, DOES conduct witchhunts (whilst ignoring serious issues like Winterbourne), and needs to be scrapped and replaced by something that works for the public and the profession. I'm not interested in using social media for 'development and training'. I want to keep up to date with my family and friends, some close-by and some far-flung, swap news and have a laugh. That's got NOTHING to do with the NMC. It can shove its guidance. Last time I looked, freedom of expression hadn't been completely eroded in this country.

Posted date

9 July, 2011

Posted time

0:54 am

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